Chana Dal Recipe

Chana dal has low glycemic index. It is very good for diabetic patients. Here is an easy chana dal recipe.Learn how to make chana dal.


  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 3 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tblsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic

How To Make Chana Dal

  1. Soak the chana dal in 4 cup water for 2-3 hours then wash and drain.
  2. Boil 3 cups water, ginger, turmeric and the salt in a pan.
  3. Add the chana dal, cover the pan and cook over medium flame for 30 min or till the dal is tender and stiring occasionally.
  4. Stir the dal when cooked.
  5. For the tempering heat ghee in a pan and when hot add cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to sputter add garlic.
  6. Stir well and fry till the garlic turns light brown. Add the red chilly powder and stiring it, pour it immediately over the cooked dal and cover the pot
  7. Easy chana dal is ready to be served with rice or bread.